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The Dacia Duster dCi [4x4] and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1300 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

84%

1300 kg 1545 kg
75 kg


Score 6.3


28%

Good

  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • Good payload is essential
  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary


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Verdict

The Dacia Duster dCi [4x4] and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1300 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general fairly good. Under most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2300 rpm. In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 54 mph. In the 4th gear the top speed is 58 mph (3974 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 29%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1500 kg
Weight ratio
84%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1300 kg / 1545 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.3
Infuence pay load
40%
Flat roads
Top speed
75 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
70 mph
Speed in practice
69 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
25.7 sec. - (max. 22.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
19.3 sec. - (max. 16.2 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 9.6 sec. (max. 7.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2291
2993
Percentage between accelerator
70% - 79%
57% - 65%
Power needed at 60 mph 1583 N
over: 825 N
over: 1364 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
54 mph - (58 mph)
In the
5th gear - (4th gear)
Revs
2713 - (3974)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
31.2 sec. - (max. 16.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
By revs
2494
Percentage accelerator
92%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
27% - 29.7%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
43%
Maximum speed on 1:8
38 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Dacia Duster dCi [4x4]
Year
February 2018 - 2019
Power
kW (109 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 6 gears
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
2845 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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